American Football


Welcome to the homepage of the University of Chester American Football team AKA ‘Chester Legion’.

RESPECT ALL, FEAR NONE!

This year marks the beginning of a new era for the team, as this club is going to league. That’s right, Chester Legion is in BUC’s!

Unlike the majority of sports in BUC’s, we are one that integrates both male and female together; so no matter who you are or what skill level you’re at, there is no reason to not come and give one of the fastest growing sports in the UK a go!

We train hard with a dedicated coaching team (head coach has coached Great Britain) throughout the week ready for our matches on Sundays. Every member of our team is extremely passionate to make our first year in league such a huge success.

We really look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you into the Legion!

Last year, Chester Legion were training very hard for some extremely challenging matches that we had scheduled. Our first obstacle came in the form of the Halton Spartans, a local men’s team who brought a 50 man strong to the university to take on the Legion. After a long, grueling and hard-hitting game, Halton went away shocked at the effort put in by the Legion! The team and coaches of both clubs were incredibly impressed with performance shown by a team who had no previous experience in games!

Our next challenge was far more intense; a controlled scrimmage against Premiership side Loughborough, who brought a huge O-Line and a few GB players to compete against the Legion. Despite their impressive size and rankings, they walked away with a draw and the Legion proved to be a force to be reckoned with.

Our team has grown in numbers and is seriously ready to grow to even more to truly contest in league and take it head on! We are hoping to show the rest of the teams in our league what we are truly made of and develop a foundation to build upon to really progress in the years to come. Finally we want the Chester Legion to be a name that really concerns our opponents!

 

You should join the University of Chester American Football team simply because we play an incredibly fun sport and have loads of fun doing it! It is something the team members all look forward to doing and a lot of us just want to play all the time.

We aren’t just turning up on a few evenings to just have a throw around! We are about learning new skills and developing them to get better and stronger so that we can be a formidable force in the BUC’s league over the next few years.

Put aside any preconceptions on the sport; you don’t have to be massive to play! you just need to be willing to learn, have a passion for putting in hard work and be able to take a hit or two. If that sounds like you, Chester Legion welcome you into the team with open arms.

Photos by Tim Furfie

Meeting Dates

To be confirmed!

Club Principals

Club Captain: Chris Gent

Vice Club Captain: Jack Bibb 

1st Team Captain: Caleb Sirot-Smith

Social Secretary: William Gant

Charity/ Communications Officer: Dion Turnbull

Kit Manager: Robert Walker

Defensive Captain: Umer Ali

Offensive Captain: Sean Reid

 

Contact Email

Club Captain: Chris Gent 

Vice Club Captain: Jack Bibb

1st Team Captain: Caleb Sirot-Smith 

Social Secretary: William Gant 

Charity/ Communications Officer: Dion Turnbull 

Kit Manager: Robert Walker 

Defensive Captain: Umer Ali  

Offensive Captain: Sean Reid 

 

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